Fox News has announced that it will organize a debate between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom. The debate, titled “red vs. blue state debate,” will be moderated by Fox News host Sean Hannity and will last for 90 minutes. The event will take place in Georgia and will be aired on Hannity’s prime-time program on November 30th. While Newsom had requested that there be no audience, it is unclear whether the debate will be broadcast live or involve an audience.
The debate between DeSantis and Newsom comes after a long period of taunting and sniping between the two governors. DeSantis, a Republican presidential candidate, aims to showcase Florida’s success story as a contrast to Democratic-led states like California. Meanwhile, Newsom has emerged as a Democratic leader willing to engage in high-stakes policy battles with Republicans. Although Newsom is not running for president, his political presence extends beyond California and has sparked speculation about a future White House run.
The upcoming debate is seen as an opportunity for DeSantis and Newsom to present their contrasting visions for the future of the country. Both governors have been critical of each other’s policies on issues such as immigration, abortion, gun rights, and education. While President Biden has often emphasized unity in a divided nation, Newsom has positioned himself as a Democratic leader willing to confront Republicans on these contentious issues. The debate will likely be closely watched as it could have implications for the broader political landscape and potential future presidential campaigns.